Wednesday, July 31, 2013

CTMH Surf's Up Scrapbook Layout

Use the CTMH Surf's Up paper collection to celebrate your fun in the sun!!  

This layout is from the Make It From Your Heart Volume 1 pattern book (pattern 4, pg 12)!  

Created with the Surfs Up paper collection (X7168B) and embellished with the Stickease (X7168C), Surfs Up Assortment (Z1841), Mini-Medley Wooden Accents (Z1837), and the Mocha Opaques (Z1333)!  

I used 3D Foam Tape (Z1151) to pop up the Paradise Found title from the Stickease!  A great tip I learned from some of my Florida friends (ya'll know who you are and I still have my gifted bottle of baby powder!!):

Stick the foam tape on the back of the Stickease leaving the backing on the foam, then sprinkle baby powder over the remaining exposed sticky on the Stickease to make it non-stick.  This will enable you to pop up your stickease without fear of it being pushed down and accidentally sticking in spots (hopefully that makes sense!) 

Monday, July 29, 2013

CTMH For Always Cricut Art

The For Always papers make beautiful layouts and are even prettier in 3D!
 These mailboxes were cut using our CTMH Cricut Artiste Collection:
 pg 51 
All cut at 3":
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 <Shift><3D Object><a>

I used the For Always Assortment (Z1811) Ruby Flowers and our Black Shimmer Trim (Z1809) to embellish the mailboxes.
The TakeOut Box was cut using our Cricut Art Philosophy collection:
pg. 24 
Cut at 11" <Shift><Font Layer><Square6>

The Pop Up Love card was cut on the Cricut Artiste Cartridge:
pg 51 cut at 4.5"
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<Shift><Accent 1><a>

I used our Silver Glitz Gel to go over the LOVE and a strip of our Black Shimmer Trim!

Friday, July 26, 2013

CTMH For Always Treats & Cards

The CTMH Treat Tubes (Z1823) are some of the quickest and easiest ways to give a little gift to let someone know you're thinking of them!  These tubes can be filled with treats, bath salts, mini-manicure set (cotton ball, nail file and mini-nail polish) and any other combination of thoughtful items to share a smile!
These treat tubes were covered using a 4x2 strip of For Always paper.  Our CTMH Liquid Glass (Z679) works beautifully for adhering to non-paper surfaces, whether it's plastic treat tubes, metal accessories or buttons, liquid glass will adhere it securely!!  I also used our CTMH Cricut Artiste Collection to cut these adorable bows!  So quick and easy to cut and assemble...the results are oh, so cute!

These cards are from the For Always Cardmaking Workshop on the Go (G1060)...don't delay, this workshop is only available through July 31st!!  So order today!!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

CTMH Surfs Up Scrapbook Mini Album

Using the CTMH My Creations Memory Showcase 6x6 accordion-style album is a quick and easy way to create an adorable mini-album perfect for gifting and memory keeping!

The Surf's Up Paper Packet, Stickease and Assortment make it quick and easy to create the mini-pages for this album, the hardest part was deciding which pages to put where!

For the twine, I wrapped it around the page before adhering to the album to ensure it was secured and without any loose ends!  The small mocha opaques add a little bling and dimension to the Stickease banner.

 Using the 3D Foam Tape to pop up some of the stickease provides more depth to the layering and gives separation between like colored items.
This page was "fussy-cut" out of one piece of the B&T papers, then I placed 3D Foam tape along the bottom and sides to create a "pocket" on the page for photos and tags!

A little liquid glass and some twine with a popped up Stickease gives a some dimension and texture to this page...all ready for those pictures!

CTMH For Always Scrapbook

Close to My Heart's For Always paper collection (X7165B) is absolutely gorgeous in the classic black and white patterns, allowing you to add your own pops of color to coordinate with your photos!!
I'm having a definitely love-affair with our Shimmer Trim self-adhesive glitter tape!!  It currently is available in Silver (Z1799) and Black (Z1809)...but check in August and you'll see additional colors added to the line-up!!
These pictures are from the cruise Mandy and I went on last summer to celebrate her graduation.  The papers worked beautifully with our photos and I loved having the "bling" and pops of color to dress it up!
Hopefully I'm not the only one who prints their pictures, then realizes they weren't quite the right size or orientation?!  I did finally get the correct pictures printed, but not before I took these pictures and I didn't want to delay any longer in getting these shared with everyone!

Love the Stickease with the "polaroid" frames...although soon I guess we'll be "dating" ourselves by calling them that?!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

CTMH Flip Flap Album

I absolutely love our Close to My Heart products, the innovation, creativity and beauty is unmatched!!  My 3 top favorites are our Flip Flaps, Studio J and Cricut Cartridges!!

This album was created using Studio J and as you'll see, plenty of Flip Flaps!!  I tried my hand at creating a video to better showcase all of the layouts and Flip Flaps!

Check out some of my other projects using our CTMH Flip Flaps!